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  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,166
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,154

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy....

  • By Robyn on 09-01-14

A Let Down

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Errors in the recording with phrases repeated, voices that differ, a story that doesn't hold your attention. After the first book, this was hit and cold. It raises you to an excitement and then goes into a cold spell. This cycle repeats itself. Didn't enjoy this book. Unlikely to get the third volume to conclude this.

  • The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire

  • The Complete Series
  • By: Rod Duncan
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

The complete set of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy, featuring The Bullet Catcher's Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels. Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steampunk Adventuress rights wrongs

  • By Andrew on 23-02-18

Mesmerizing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-18

Purchased the bundled 3 volumes and couldn't stop listening to every moment. Captivating. Looking for more.

  • The Nelson Touch

  • Ark Royal, Book 2
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Ark Royal - the Royal Navy’s outdated space carrier - has won a smashing victory against the enigmatic aliens, capturing one of their starships and returning to Earth. Now, Admiral Theodore Smith and his crew are assigned to command a fleet charged with making a deep-penetration raid into alien territory, a fleet made up of carriers from four different nations. But with a crewman who isn't what he seems, untested pilots and international friction - and a new and dangerous alien plan - can Ted and his crew survive their mission?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tom Clancy does Battlestar Galactica for the Brits

  • By Daniel on 26-10-15

Another gem

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-18

The story hooks you with twists and sub plots. Sometimes I just don't want to turn the story off. Glad I started the series, albeit a little late.

  • Life on Earth

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book’s first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Alec Davis on 05-10-18

A great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

From the master. That very familiar style of narration and tone. I learnt so much from my commute. Definitely getting more of his books narrated by him.

  • The World's Worst Children 2

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Morgana Robinson, Nitin Ganatra, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' best seller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand-new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author. If you thought you had heard about the world's worst children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing worlds worst children

  • By Simon on 04-06-17

Anothet Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-18

My children and I both love the narration and the stories. Kept us glued to the speakers. Can't wait to start the 3rd book.

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • By: T. E. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as "Lawrence of Arabia’, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to Start, then Astonishing

  • By Eugene on 23-12-12

A great history lesson

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

Loved the history lesson I gained. So much from this book. Perhaps misled by the title, I had hoped to hear clearly what eacg pillar of wisdom was. Maybe I missed it.

The narration kept me wanting to hear more. However, not a book I will come back to in the future.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tchaikovsky is still writing Symphonies!

  • By Simon on 11-05-17

Slow in build up, and it drags

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-18

The narration really saves the story. Putting life into an otherwise rather bland story. While it does have some form of excitement, much of the plot resembled a match being struck. A sudden blast of brilliance followed by loads of identical smoke. Still, if you have nothing else to listen to, the story does grow on you. When I found myself wanting to know more, the story came to a close.

  • The World's Worst Children

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Nitin Ganatra
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

Read by David Walliams, with Nitin Ganatra as Raj - listen to David perform these 10 cautionary tales introducing a delightfully dreadful cast of characters. Are you ready to listen to the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original David Walliams

  • By Emily Bredonchel on 03-07-17

For both children and adults

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

My kids love the story and the sound effects. Me too. It gave us time to bond and laugh at l the naughty children. It was supposed to only be the first book, but now we have gone and gotten more. The simplicity of a children's book. The stories are short and hilarious. Try it for yourself.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,329

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Atrocities of War

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A personal story of love and survival. Narration makes you feel like you are there, an observer. Going to look for more in the same genre.

  • Ark Royal

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A reasanbly good yarn, not very well read

  • By George on 27-07-14

Edge of seat from start to end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

How can I not have high expectations when Ark Royal is in the title? Edge of seat from start to end. The underdog comes out tops. Never write off anyone. They will surprise you. Glad I started on this epic series. Can't wait to start Book 2 and head into double digits.